Report: Milan have ‘concrete interest’ in Benfica star; Everton also wanted

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are continuing to monitor a Portuguese midfielder and a Brazilian forward, according to the latest reports.

The Rossoneri brought in six signings over the summer for a combined cost of over €90m, a list which included Theo Hernandez, Rade Krunic, Rafael Leao, Ismael Bennacer, Leo Duarte and Ante Rebic (two-year loan).

Despite the fact that the window only shut on September 2, rumours are still rife about who Paolo Maldini, Ricky Massara and Zvonomir Boban could go in for in the winter window.

An update from Calciomercato24.it claims that Milan have two targets in mind: Gedson Fernandes of Benfica and Everton Soares of Gremio.

Sky Italia – as cited by Football Italia – claimed towards the end of the window that Milan had requested information on Fernandes, though he did not end up arriving.

Calciomercato.com recently stated that Rossoneri scouts are continuing to monitor Fernandes, who scored three goals and added six assists in 46 appearances for Benfica last season, and that the player would be keen on the move.

However, the latest report claims that the player’s €120m release clause is proving to be a major obstacle, as it allows Benfica to stick to their guns and demand a price they deem to be acceptable.

CM24 add that Milan are also still exploring the possibility of signing Everton from Gremio, a player who is owned by three different parties which makes negotiations tough.

A recent report from Calciomercato.com claimed that the 23-year-old has made it clear that he wants to play in Europe, and has even put Milan at the top of the list of preferences in terms of his next club.


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